# Staff Profile

## Dr Marika Asgari

### Lecturer in Data Science

I am a researcher in Cosmology and Astrophysics. I am interested in studying the large scale structures in the Universe to understand the nature of dark matter and dark energy. I am a coordinator for the Kilo Degree Survey (KiDS) and a member of the space mission Euclid and the Rubin Observatory's Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST). These surveys collect data from 10s of millions (or more) of galaxies which we analyse in a statistical way to understand how matter is distributed in the Universe and how the Universe expands. I am currently working on the analysis of the final data release of KiDS (KiDS-Legacy) using a combination of cosmological probes. I am best known for my work on analysing the cosmic shear signal from the KiDS 4th data release (KiDS-1000: paper, talk, press release).

Since then I have moved towards coherent modelling of multiple probes of large scale structures. In particular I am interested in the development and application of the Halo Model on current and future cosmological data (see my review paper here).

You can find the full list of my publications here.